Is proposed Colorado campus concealed carry ban dead in the water?

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According to the Denver Post, State Senator Rollie Heath plans to kill a bill, H.B. 1226, that would ban concealed carry on college campuses. Heath, a Democrat, is the bill’s sponsor.

Looks like Rollie Heath, D-Boulder, will kill his bill banning concealed #guns on campus. #coleg #copolitics. bit.ly/13JOmN5

— Dana Coffield (@denpostdana) March 8, 2013

However, based on other outlets’ reports, the Post’s assertion cannot be confirmed:

Sen Heath says he’s “still working,” has no further comment abt fate of his campus concealed carry ban. #coleg #guncontrol

— Megan Verlee (@CPRverlee) March 8, 2013

Sen Heath declines requests to talk to press about reports he’s pulling his #campuscarry ban. Senate D office won’t confirm it. #coleg

— Kristen Wyatt (@APkristenwyatt) March 8, 2013

Heath didn’t seem to know what I was talking about when I asked him about Post report that his #CampusCarry bill is being withdrawn. #COleg

— Brandon Rittiman (@BrandonRittiman) March 8, 2013

And the Colorado Senate Democrats insist the bill is still in play:

@elistokols @denverpost declares #HB1226 dead without talking to bill sponsor. It’s still alive. #coleg

— CO Senate Democrats (@COSenDem) March 8, 2013

Nevertheless, it appears that H.R. 1226 ultimately doesn’t stand much of a chance:

Sen. @tedharvey says if Heath doesn’t withdraw #CampusCarry, he’s locked up votes to kill it. #COleg #9NEWS

— Brandon Rittiman (@BrandonRittiman) March 8, 2013

Rs say Dems don’t have the votes & don’t want debate on campus concealed carry bill after @senhudak‘s “insensitive” rape comment. #coleg

— Megan Verlee (@CPRverlee) March 8, 2013

If true, awesome news!! @brandonrittiman@tedharvey says if Heath doesn’t withdraw #CampusCarry, he’s locked up votes to kill it. #COleg

— Heath Cronquist (@HCron17) March 8, 2013

Let’s hope so!

Twitchy will continue to monitor this story and update with developments.

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Colorado House Democrat Claire Levy doesn’t seem to have much hope for the bill’s survival:

@repclairelevy house sponsor of bill to ban campus concealed carry says she’s disappointed it’ll be pulled in senate. #guncontrol. #coleg

— Bente Birkeland (@BenteBirkeland) March 8, 2013

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Update:

The Denver Post has just posted an update to its initial report:

UPDATE: Colorado #gun bills: Vote on campus gun bill uncertain: dpo.st/15CeSGA #coleg

— The Denver Post (@denverpost) March 8, 2013

Update:

Campus Concealed Carry Ban (1226) was laid over to May 10 effectively killing it. Senator Hudak only NO on voice vote.

— Kevin Grantham (@SenatorGrantham) March 9, 2013

House Bill 13-1226 is effectively dead, according to Students for Concealed Carry.

Victory in Colorado! The #COleg tabled proposed campus gun ban tonight! scc.gs/YiArpJ #COcampusCarry #SCC twitter.com/ConcealedCampu…

— ConcealedCampus (@ConcealedCampus) March 9, 2013

More:

Students for Concealed Carry is pleased to report that Senator Rollie Heath has tabled Colorado House Bill 13-1226 until two days after the end of the legislative session, effectively killing this misguided legislation that would have stripped students of their right to self-defense by banning concealed carry on college campuses.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/03/08/is-proposed-colorado-campus-concealed-carry-ban-dead-in-the-water/

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